Inventory of executable files
Nov 27, 2023
You can obtain a list of executable files stored on managed devices. To inventory executable files, you must create an inventory task.
The feature of inventorying executable files is available for the following applications:
- Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Windows
- Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Linux
- Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 4.0 Light Agent and later versions
The number of executable files received from a single device cannot exceed 150,000. Having reached this limit, Kaspersky Security Center cannot receive any new files.
Before you begin, enable notifications about the applications startup in the Kaspersky Endpoint Security policy and the Network Agent policy, so you can transfer data to Administration Server.
To enable notifications about applications startup:
- Open the Kaspersky Endpoint Security policy settings and do the following:
- Go to General settings → Reports and Storage.
- In the Data transfer to Administration Server section, select the About started applications check box.
- Save your changes.
- Open the Network Agent policy settings and do the following:
- Go to the Repositories section.
- Select the Details of installed applications check box.
- Save your changes.
To create an inventory task for executable files on client devices:
- In the console tree, select the Tasks folder.
- Click the New task button in the workspace of the Tasks folder.
The New task wizard starts.
- In the Select the task type window of the wizard, select Kaspersky Endpoint Security as the task type, and then select Inventory as the task subtype, and click Next.
- Follow the rest of the wizard instructions.
After the wizard is done, an inventory task for Kaspersky Endpoint Security is created. The newly created task is displayed in the list of tasks in the workspace of the Tasks folder.
A list of executable files that have been detected on devices during inventory is displayed in the workspace of the Executable files folder.
During inventory, the application detects executable files of the following formats: MZ, COM, PE, NE, SYS, CMD, BAT, PS1, JS, VBS, REG, MSI, CPL, DLL, JAR, and HTML files.